Music

Jazz Faculty in Concert

Date: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)

Join the Saddleback College Jazz Faculty as they kick off the spring season. Come and enjoy a mixture of American Standards and original compositions by faculty members.  This ensemble of nationally-recognized musicians consist of: Jerry Pinter on tenor saxophone, Ron Stout on trumpet, Jamie Rosenn on guitar, Adam Bravo on piano, Luther Hughes on bass, Paul Johnson on drums, and Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers on trombone.

Joey sellers performs on his trombone with another jazz studies instructor on saxophone.

Jazz Day with Ingrid Jensen

Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

McKinney Theatre

General $15; Students & Seniors $10 (presale only)

Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Ingrid Jensen has been hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1989, she went on to record three highly acclaimed CDs for the ENJA record label, soon becoming one of the most in-demand trumpet players on the global jazz scene.

CLICK HERE for the Jazz Day schedule for students and teachers.

Musician Ingrid Jensen poses with her trumpet.

Dragon Sellers

Date: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

Studio Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

An experimental evening of fun and jazz.  Comprised of Joey Sellers and LA trombonist/composer Ryan Dragon, this trombone duo's performances include audience participation, balloons, the poetry of Bukowski, a necessarily abridged version of Barber's Adagio for Strings, instrument deconstruction, and other unmentionable surprises.

Joey Sellers and Ryan Dragon pose next to a large sculpture of a woman's torso.

 

Music For Two Pianos Feat. Catherine Tibbits and Norman Weston

Date: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Fine Arts 101

FREE Admission

Saddleback College Music Faculty members Catherine Tibbitts and Norman Weston will present a recital of music written for two pianos on February 10 at 7:00 pm in Fine Arts Room 101 at Saddleback College.  The concert will include four world premieres, including new pieces by each of the performers.  Also on the program are works by Stravinsky, Rorem and Puccini. 

Catherine Tibbits and Norman Weston sit together at a grand piano.

 

Take 3 Piano Trio

Date: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

The McKinney Theatre welcomes Take 3, a dynamic and invigorating trio featuring Susan Boettger (piano), Lindsay Deutsch (violin) and Lila Yang (cello). Together they bring tremendous energy and experience to a program ranging from classics to Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Take 3 Piano Trio

 

Concert Hour - Michael Carrera (Cello) & Chris Durrenberger (Piano)

Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fine Arts 101

FREE Admission

Guest Artists Michael Carrera and Chris Durrenberger perform classic sonatas for piano and cello by Brahms, Barber and Debussy. Chris Durrenberger commenced his piano studies at the age of five.  After making his orchestral debut there at age twelve, he went on to receive a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Souther California. Solo, concerto and collaborative piano engagements have taken him across North America, North Africa and Asia. Cellist Michael Carrera has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls as a chamber musician, concert soloist, and recitalist. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001 to great critical acclaim. 

Pianist Chris Durrenberger

Big Band Swing Thing

Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

$30 General; $50 Couple

Join us for this swingin' fundraiser and dance the night away as the Saddleback College Big Band performs classic melodies. Dinner and drinks are included in ticket price and will be served beginning at 6:30 pm.

Saddleback Big Band saxophone artists perform

 

Jazz Lab

Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

Jazz studies students perform original compositions.

A Jazz Studies student performs on the saxophone during a jazz lab concert

 

Wind Ensemble Concert

Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

The Saddleback College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents a full spectrum of wind ensemble music.

Maestro Georgios Kouritas conducts the Saddleback Wind Ensemble.

Concerto Gala - Catch A Rising Star

Date: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

Enjoy an evening of classical delights with the Saddleback Symphony Orchestra and winners of the 2018 MTAC Concerto Competition.

A cellist performs during a Saddleback Symphony performance.

 

Concert Hour - Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah

Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fine Arts 103

FREE Admission

This unique duo embraces spontaneity, virtuosity and lyricism. Francois Moutin was born in Paris and received a doctorate in physics at the age of 24 before choosing to become a professional musician. The bassist and composer has since toured in over 30 countries around the world. Shah studied languages and literature at Harvard University before pursuing a Master's in jazz at Manhattan School of Music. Hailed by NPR for her “amazing dexterity for musical languages,” Shah regularly tours in Europe and the United States at venues such as the Park Avenue Armory and the Kennedy Center.

Guest artists Francois Moutin and Kavita Shah

 

Jazz Lab

Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

A concert featuring original student compositions.

Students perform during a jazz lab concert

Commercial Music Ensemble Concert

Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Fine Arts Courtyard

FREE Admission

Saddleback College’s Department of Music proudly presents students in the Commercial Music Ensemble featuring classic rock, folk, hip hop and original compositions

A student vocalist, drummer and guitar player perform during an outdoor concert.

 

Ani Keropian Piano Recital

Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fine Arts 101

FREE Admission

Praised as one of the best pianists in the Mediterranean region in the year 2000, Keropian qwas the first prize winner of the prestigious Boulogne-Billancourt piano competition in Paris. Since then, her performances have earned critical acclaim across North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Ani Keropian sits at a piano

 

Big Band

Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

Don't miss this exciting concert, directed by Joey Sellers and featuring student arrangements.

Joey Sellers conducts the Saddleback College Big Band

 

Piano Ensemble & Advanced Piano Student Recital

Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$10 General; $7 Senior (presale only); $5 Student (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

Keyboard Studies students perform music for 1 and 2 pianos, and multiple hands, with selections from a gamut of musical styles and composers!

A female keyboard studies student sits at a piano

 

Jazz Combos

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

The Saddleback Jazz Combos create stimulating jazz on the McKinney stage.

A jazz studies student combo performs

 

Master Class with Josh Ranz (Clarinet)

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Fine Arts 103

FREE Admission

Joshua Ranz is principal clarinet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as principal clarinet of the New West Symphony since Sept., 2013 and acting principal clarinet of the Pacific Symphony since June, 2014.

Josh Ranz performs on a clarinet

 

Wind Ensemble

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

Directed by Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, the Saddleback College Wind Ensemble will present this delightful concert featuring a full spectrum of Wind Ensemble music.

 

Students perform in a wind ensemble concert

 

Saddleback Symphony Orchestra

Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

A special performance by Saddleback’s own symphony orchestra.

Maestro Georgios Kouritas conducts the Saddleback Symphony Orchestra

 

Student Success Showcase

Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

FREE Admission

An evening of performances featuring Angels for the Arts scholarship winners, as well as honoring students completing degrees or transferring to four-year universities. There will be a reception with food and drinks beginning at 6:30 pm, followed by a recognition recital in the McKinney Theatre.

Student performers, scholarship recipients and members of angels for the arts pose for a group photo on the McKinney Theatre stage

 

Daniel Rosenboom Ensemble

Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre

$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet is an electrifying ensemble that brings together some of the Los Angeles creative music scene's most distinctive instrumental voices. The quintet seamlessly blends elements of jazz, progressive and experimental rock, electronic music, blues, grunge, and contemporary classical music into an unprecedented sound that is fiery, grooving, intelligent and exciting. The band rocks hard, but flies with the freedom of inspired jazz. The sound is fresh yet grounded, and for all its brazen metal edge, this is joyous music.

The Daniel Rosenboom Ensemble stand outdoors near a brick building.